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A critical history of contemporary architecture : 1960-2010

Author: Elie Haddad; David Rifkind
Publisher: Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. The first section provides a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of its various authors, but also charts a middle course between the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Critical history of contemporary architecture
(DLC) 2013033625
(OCoLC)857288063
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elie Haddad; David Rifkind
ISBN: 9781472429384 1472429389 9781472429391 1472429397 1472429370 9781472429377 140943981X 9781409439813 9781306550208 1306550203
OCLC Number: 874156510
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 501 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction: Modernism and Beyond: The Plurality of Contemporary Architectures; PART I MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AFTER MODERNISM; 1 Modern (or Contemporary) Architecture circa 1959; 2 Post-Modernism: Critique and Reaction; 3 High-Tech: Modernism Redux; 4 Deconstruction: The Project of Radical Self-Criticism; 5 Greening Architecture: The Impact of Sustainability; 6 Postcolonial Theories in Architecture; PART II ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPMENTS AROUND THE WORLD; 7 Architecture in North America since 1960; 8 Architectural Developments in Latin America: 1960-2010. 9 The Place of Commonplace: The Ordinary as Alternative Architectural Lens in Western Europe10 Dutch Modern Architecture: From an Architecture of Consensus to the Culture of Congestion; 11 Metaphorical Peripheries: Architecture in Spain and Portugal; 12 Architecture in Switzerland: A Natural History; 13 Architecture in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union since 1960; 14 Finland: Architecture and Cultural Identity; 15 Architecture in Africa: Situated Modern and the Production of Locality; 16 Global Conflict and Global Glitter: Architecture of West Asia (1960-2010). 17 Old Sites, New Frontiers: Modern and Contemporary Architecture in Iran18 Beyond Tropical Regionalism: The Architecture of Southeast Asia; 19 Internationalism and Architecture in India after Nehru; 20 Architecture in China in the Reform Era: 1978-2010; 21 Architecture in Post-World War II Japan; 22 Edge of Centre: Architecture in Australia and New Zealand after 1965; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Elie G. Haddad and David Rifkind.

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